Mr. Simon Wakei

Mr. Simon Wakei


Master of Education ( Educational Leadership & Management) - University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba,
Queensland, Australia,  Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) - University of Goroka -  Eastern Highlands Province

Areas of teaching

Coordinate and lecturing & Tutoring in two semesters;
1. DESM 414: Human Resource Management in Schools,
2. ETE 422: Educational Supervision
3. EEA 314: Planned Change in Education
4. EEA 644: Clinical Supervision
5. ETE 423: Professionalism in Teaching
6. EDT 5130: Introduction to Education


The University of Goroka
P.O Box 1078
GOROKA 441, Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (+675) 531 1921


Simon Stanley Wakei, received Masters of Education in the major field of Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia in 2007, Bachelor of Education from the University of Goroka in 1999. I occupy a senior tutor position and am currently teaching Educational Leadership & Management courses at the University of Goroka in the division of Educational Leadership and Management under the School of Education. Firm advocator of Transformation Leadership in Education through Shared Leadership approach. Train most of my students on human resource management, educational supervision and planning for change in educational ideas and practices. Most of the students I teach are senior teachers, deputy school managers and managers, educational administrators and leaders.

Research Interest/Background

Research Interest
Educational Leadership and Management particularly in the area of School Enhancement through TransformationalLeadership, Shared leadership, Collegiality and Empowerment of other stakeholders.

Research Work
Taught Basic Educational Action research at the teachers college for 12 years.
Engaged as an assistant researcher with the a team of researchers at University of Goroka recently as consultant to do a National Research Study on ‘ Students Behavioural Problems in Schools in PNG.


Assisted in Editing a National Language Curriculum Book titled;  How to Teach Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading Skills Functionally and Communicatively: Language Skills Teaching – A guide to effective language teaching in primary schools’.

Currently writing a book title; ‘EDUCATION A WHEEL TO PURPOSEFUL LIVING: Understanding how world education system can work harmoniously to fulfil God’s Will and Purpose in every individual person on Earth’.

Conference Proceedings
Presented a paper at the Waigani Seminar at UPNG in 2015 on ‘Effective Leadership and Good Governance: Decentralization of Leadership and resources to Provinces and Districts’.